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Current Jobs at Protege Management, 26th November, 2019

Protege Management is a premier boutique Executive Search and Human Capital Management firm that offer both local and international companies bespoke talent and human resource consulting products and services across diverse sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Agronomist – VP/AVP

Location: Abuja
Reporting To: CEO

Job Summary

  • Lead Agronomist with about 20 years’ experience in Agro & Fertilizer Industry, working with key policy makers like Governments, Developmental Finance Institutions, NGOs and Research Universities in the Agro domain.
  • He will represent the organisation in the global agri space and create an impacting presence of the company in the industry by playing an active role in key fertilizer and agribusiness conferences/forums.
  • Responsible for building and promulgating the organisation brand and working towards making it a global leader in the sector.

Detailed Roles & Responsibilities

  • Represents the organization at International Forums, Conferences, Fertilizer Associations, Research Institutions and Government programs.
  • Representing the organisation view in the global community in relation to the various fertilizer regulations (new and existing).
  • Act as a Policy advocate in relation with Government’s Agricultural Policies and influencing government policies for the long term growth of the sector in Nigeria & rest of Africa.
  • Keynote Speaker in all the major fertilizer and agricultural conferences/forums.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with high level dignitaries (Ministers’) in all the countries in West Africa, NGOs and DFIs.
  • Mentoring the Agronomy team in Nigeria and West Africa and developing white papers on agriculture in Africa to be published in international journals.
  • Helps in developing the company’s Marketing Strategy.
  • Responsible for identifying innovative products/new advancements in technology and facilitating the implementation of the same in the company.
  • Scouting growth opportunities in the fertilizer and Agro-sector which can make the organisation a global leader in the sector.
  • Strategizing and development of Product and Marketing concepts including global positioning of the organization Products and Brand.

Key Stakeholders
Internal:

  • CEO
  • Head Agronomy Services
  • Marketing Heads

External:

  • Govrnment representatives (Agriculture Ministers, etc.)
  • Fertilizer Associations
  • NGOs
  • Developmental Financial Institutions
  • Research Institutes
  • Tender issuing agencies
  • C Level executives of Fertilizer Importers
  • C Level executives of Fertilizer Producers

Job Specification
Education & Experience:

  • M.Sc in Agronomy (Agriculture/Horticulture/Genetics & Plant Breeding/etc.) from Reputed University with about 20 years’ experience in Fertilizers & Agro Products.
  • Experience working with policy makers in the government & NGOs (Fertilizer Policy, Quality Control Bill, etc.)
  • Strong Knowledge about Agriculture and experience working in agricultural extension programs.
  • International Exposure in Fertilizer and Agro-sector.
  • Experience in developing and publishing white papers in international journals.
  • Exposure in Africa will be an added advantage.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong Analytical skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Ideation & Conceptualization.
  • Strategy Formulation.

 

Job Title: Agronmist

Location: Mali
Reporting To: Zonal Marketing Head
Department: Marketing
Prefernece: Milaian

Job Summary

  • Agronomist with about 5 years of experience in Agro and Fertilizer Industry, closely working with Farmers, traders and NCO’s in the agro domain.
  • He will support the Zonal Marketing Head in developing the market through Agronomy activities and act as a Techno Commercial face with the trade partners.
  • He will be the subject matter expert (Agronomy) and provide valuable inputs to the Zonal Marketing Head related to Agronomy.

Detailed Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conduct plant nutrition (Fertilizer and Agronomy) trials/demonstration at Farmers’ field.
  • Implementation of mega to group farmer training/farm days initiatives and effective communication/education of Agronomic “Best Management Practices” to farmers from seed, fertilizer, agrochemicals, application with 4 R principles to post harvest technologies to increase farm income.
  • Train farmers, local agronomists, extension officers etc. on advanced crop production technologies, fertilizer management techniques, seed and agrochemical application.
  • Advisory/Training to farmers in meetings/crop shows/ exhibitions/personal visits.
  • Liaise with Trade as Techno commercial face e.g. Agro-dealers/retailers, development agencies, university/extension agencies/NGO and Government officials.
  • Communication of Promotional activities programs in his region
  • Communication of promotional literatures, ideas, initiatives
  • Collection of Filed data on soil testing, demo trials, farmers data etc using assigned formats.

Key Stakeholders
Internal:

  • Zonal Marketing Head
  • Head Agronomy Services
  • Sales Team

External:

  • Farmers
  • Govt representatives.
  • Fertilizer Traders/trade partners
  • NGOs
  • Research Institutes

Job Specification
Education & Experience:

  • Degree in Agronomy from Reputed University with about 5 years’ experience in strategy building and Business Development of Fertilizers & Agro Products.
  • Experience working with the regional farmers, government officials & NGOs
  • Strong Knowledge about Agriculture and experience working in agricultural extension programs.
  • Exposure in Mali will be an added advantage.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of Crop management, soil testing, farmers training.
  • Entrepreneur Orientation, risk taking ability, nurturing.
  • Operation Excellence, Team work with ability of multi-tasking.
  • Open minded, Organizing, problem solving.
  • Communication, Listening and feedback.
  • Punctuality, work attitude and initiatives.
  • Documentation / Upkeep of records.

Deadline: 6th December, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@protegemanagement.com.ng , copy protegemanagement@outlook.com Using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

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